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. an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. >> those comments a day after he made a plea to the white house where he said he was affected by the tragedy as the president and as a parent. a coalition of lawmakers including the new york city mayor has called on the president to send a bill to congress addressing gun violence. >> local churches are offering prayers for those stricken with grief. >> we will pray for the families. >> reporter: about a hundred people came together to find hope and comfort through prayer last night at the goss pell church in oakland. the pastor preempted the regular friday night service and called for people of faith to unite and stand together. >> realizing that when things happen all we have is each other. you know to hold each other up whether we are in california or concouldn't. >> children and adults stood in a circle, held hands and prayed for the families in connecticut struggling to come to terms with their grief and loss. other churches will be holding similar services this
live to newtown connecticut where the services are under way. people are gathering in this small community 60 miles northeast of new york city. this is a town of only about 27,000 which is in a great deal of emotional pain right now. but you also understand that what is being felt in newtown connecticut is being felt across the country as people reflect on what happened in that mass shooting on the school campus. >>> dianne feinstein who has long lobbied for stricter gun laws issued a statement saying she is horrified by today's tragedy. senator feinstein said when senseless shooting reach into our kindergarten and elementary schools one has to question, what is happening to america. as i have said many times before, weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and most of all our schools. >>> as we continue our coverage, it reminds some of another horrific school shooting that happened right here in northern california. it was 1989 in stockton where five children were gunned down on a school playground. ktvu's robert handa is in stockton with rea
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